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A Quote by Ray Stannard Baker on ability, acceptance, beginning, blindness, body, confidence, dawn, destiny, disease, doctors, effort, failure, fear, kindness, mind, nature, reason, rest, reward, security, struggle, suffering, time, tranquility, and yiel

Suddenly it came to me, as a kind of new light, that I would no longer resist and struggle; I would accept the unavoidable. If it was in the nature of my disease, what else that was wise could I do? At first the torment, ravaging unrestrained, seemed even worse than before. It consumed me utterly. But I had a glimmering sense that I was at least playing a voluntary part in my own destiny; that, somehow, I was substituting reason for blind, involuntary, fear-driven resistance. This effort I continued through the greater part of one terrible night, failing often, unable to yield completely, driven by red-hot scourges into the old resistances. At dawn, in spite of the best medication the doctors knew, I was exhausted, but I began to feel that I was on the way toward what might be, for me, a new method. This I practiced faithfully and with increasing confidence for some time. I no longer resisted the inevitable! I am not sure that there was a great decrease in the actual physical suffering; I do know that the period of the paroxysm was reduced, since resistance seemed merely to prolong it. But the great reward was in the mind: in my own ability to command myself in the face of such a catastrophe; to preserve my equanimity; to rest securely upon reason when panic might so easily overwhelm me. I had moments in the midst of such paroxysms during the earlier nights when I was so secure in mind, so tranquil, that I felt it did not much matter what happened to my body. Nothing could touch me.

Ray Stannard Baker (1870 - 1946)

Source: Under My Elm by David Grayson

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A Quote by Ray Bradbury on effort and happiness

You can make yourself happy or miserable - it's the same amount of effort.

Ray Bradbury (1920 -)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on achievement, effort, enthusiasm, and motherhood

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on effort

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The best efforts of a fine person is felt after we have left their presence.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on effort, exercise, health, and labor

Get Health. No labor, effort nor exercise that can gain it must be grudged.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on contentment, effort, faith, guidance, life, listening, needs, power, truth, and wisdom

The whole course of things goes to teach us faith. We need only obey. There is guidance for each of us, and by lowly listening we shall hear the right word. . . . Place yourself in the middle of the stream of power and wisdom which flows into you as life, place yourself in the full center of that flood, then you are without effort impelled to truth, to right, and a perfect contentment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on destiny and effort

The efforts which we make to escape from our destiny only serve to lead us into it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: The Conduct of Life

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A Quote by Ralph Marston on ability, belief, commitment, effort, imagination, mind, strength, work, and world

There is no limit to what you can imagine. And with commitment, with effort, what you can imagine you can become. Put your mind to work for you. Believe that you can do it. The world will tell you that you can't. Yet, in your belief you'll find the strength, you'll find the ability, to do it anyway.

Ralph Marston

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A Quote by Ralph Marston on belief, effort, good, imagination, limitations, mind, and obstacles

Perfectionism is really a manifestation of the belief that one's efforts are never good enough. Imagine: How many of the obstacles standing in your way are the product of your own imagination? What have you convinced yourself that you can't do? What limitations have you come to believe in? Your mind is very powerful and effective. Is it working for you, or against you?

Ralph Marston

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A Quote by R. C. Samsel on character, dignity, disappointment, effort, justice, reputation, respect, and weakness

Character is the foundation stone upon which one must build to win respect. just as no worthy building can be erected on a weak foundation, so no lasting reputation worthy of respect can be built on a weak character. Without character, all effort to attain dignity is superficial, and results are sure to be disappointing.

R. C. Samsel

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